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Last Minute Gift Soap

December 8, 2010

This is one of those projects that is more “hand assembled” than “handmade”, but I wanted to include it in my Handmade Christmas series anyway.  Anyone can make this, no skill or craftiness required!  It only takes 2 minutes to pull together, and works as a perfect hostess gift.  I’ve been using one of these in my kitchen for the past four years and I love it.  I am up for anything to make doing dishes a little prettier.

gift soap 1

Start with an empty oil bottle.  You can get these in the kitchen section of most large stores (Target, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Big Lots sometimes).  You’ll also need some kitchen dish soap (I prefer yellow) and an artificial flower.  Take the flower apart so you can use just a few layers of the petals.

gift soap 2

Then it is as easy as stuffing the flowers into the jar and filling it up with soap.  Two minutes tops.

gift soap 3

You can tie a ribbon around the bottle and give this gift by itself, or throw in a few new tea towels and a cute scrubbrush.  This also makes a good last minute shower or housewarming gift.

gift soap 4

I love having this sit next to the sink instead of an ugly branded plastic bottle.  Just make sure the recipient knows that this is dish soap and not a fancy cooking oil!  I’ll post some sneak peaks of tomorrow’s project this afternoon.  It’s one of my very favorite’s so far but it is taking a little longer to put together than I expected.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Kim permalink
    December 8, 2010 9:58 am

    I love this idea!!! I need to do this with my dish soap. I have a gargantuan bottle of dish soap (unfortunately it’s green) and I need something prettier (and smaller) to put some of it into. Thanks for the idea.

  2. December 8, 2010 10:55 am


  3. Mickelle permalink
    December 8, 2010 1:34 pm

    I love it! I think I will have to make one for myself! I hate that bottle next to the sink! I always try and hid it and my husband gets it back out!

  4. December 8, 2010 4:44 pm


    You seriously amaze me. I am loving Handmade Christmas! This one is so awesome! I’m going to remember and use it!

    xo -El

  5. December 16, 2010 5:35 am

    This is so cool. I need to make one for myself.


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